BIOGRAPHY

He was born in Mexico City, in 1972. He studied a degree in Visual Arts at the National School of Plastic Arts of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (1990-1994)

He was born in Mexico City, in 1972. He studied a degree in Visual Arts at the National School of Plastic Arts of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (1990-1994)

Jorge Obregón was born in Mexico City, in 1972. He studied a degree in Visual Arts at the National School of Plastic Arts of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (1990-1994), where he was awarded the Gabino Barreda Medal of Academic Merit. He collaborated with the teacher Luis Nishizawa in various technical courses at the National Center for the Arts (1997 and 1999).

He held two artistic residencies: at the Center d’Art i Natura, in Farrera de Pallars, Lérida province, in Spain (1997), and at the Vermont Studio Center, in Vermont, United States (2002). He attended the Landscape Painting Workshop with the teacher George Nick at the Montserrat College of Arts, in Boston, United States (2014) and the Landscape Painting Workshop with the teacher Christopher Chippendale in the Art New England program at Bennington College, in Vermont, United States (2015).

Collectively, he has presented his work in more than fifty exhibitions in important forums such as the Museum of Modern Art (1999), the Museum of the Palace of Fine Arts (2005) or the Museo Estudio Diego Rivera (2010), all in Mexico City. Abroad, his presentation stands out at the Mexican Fine Art Center Museum, in Chicago, United States (2003), the Mexican Cultural Institute, in Quito, Ecuador (2010), and the Embassy of Mexico in Japan (2014). He has individually presented twenty exhibitions, among which “Geography of space” stands out, in his alma mater (1995); “Rhythms of Nature”, in the Museum of the People of Guanajuato, in that city (1997); “Between summits and ravines”, at the Ministry of Social Development, in Mexico City (2000); “A tour of Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl”, at the Luis Nishizawa Museum, in Toluca (2005); “A look at the field”, at the National Museum of Agriculture, in Texcoco (2007), and “Mexico and the Picos de Europa, dominions of rock and volcanoes”, presented at the Casa del Risco Museum, in Mexico City ( 2011) and in the Museum of Modern Art of the State of Mexico (2012); “Mexico, land of volcanoes”, in the Regional Museum of History of Colima (2012-2013); “Episodes of light,” at Casa Lamm Gallery (2013), and “Mexico and Japan, territories of fire” at the Mexican Embassy in Japan (2014), the Fujiyama Museum (2014) and the Casa del Risco Museum (2015).

His work has been selected in numerous painting contests and competitions, since his student years. The V and VI editions of the Watercolor Contest of the Museum of Watercolor of the State of Mexico (1992 and 1994) stand out, obtaining in the VI edition, the Second Place; the VI Diego Rivera National Biennial of Drawing and Printing, in Guanajuato (1994); the Second National Engraving Contest José Guadalupe Posada, where Gunther Gerzso (June 17, 1915 – April 21, 2000) was a Mexican visual artist of Hungarian-German descent who excelled as a painter, stage designer, writer, and theater and film director, and who was part of the art movement known as “La Ruptura”.

Gunther Gerzso was the son of Oscar Gerzso, a Hungarian immigrant who died a few months after the birth of his only son with the German Dore Wendland. Her mother married again with a German jeweler. In 1922 the young family traveled to Europe affected by the economic disorder that prevailed after the Mexican Revolution. Two years later they returned to Mexico, but the marriage soon dissolved. Economic hardship forced Dore to send her son to Lugano, Switzerland where he found himself in the midst of his uncle’s collection of paintings, Dr. Hans Wendland, which included works by Pierre Bonnard, Rembrandt, Paul Cézanne, Eugéne Delacroix and Titian. As a teenager, Gunther met Paul Klee and later the notable designer Nando Tamberlani, who introduced him to the world of theater. In 1931 Gunther left Europe due to the difficulties caused by the Great Depression at the time.

In Mexico City, he devoted himself to designing sketches for stages and writing plays, greatly influenced by N. Tamberlani. After two years, he began working at a local theater production company directed by Fernando Wagner. In 1935 he obtained a scholarship to study at the Cleveland Playhouse, where for four years he designed more than 50 stages. In the 1940s and 1950s he worked as a set designer in the film industry in Mexico, France, and the United States. G. Gerzso won five “Ariel” awards (Mexican “Oscar” awards) for Best Production Design. In those years he collaborated with directors such as Emilio “El Indio” Fernández in “Un día de vida” (1950), Luis Buñuel in “Susana” (1951), “Una mujer sin amor” (1952) and “El río y la muerte ”(1955), Yves Allégret in“ Les Orgueilleux ”(1953) and John Huston in“ Under the Volcano ”(1984). In the late 1930s, Gerzso became fond of painting. The constant catwalk of beautiful actresses and interesting people on the film sets gave her great inspiration.he received the Honorable Mention (1994); the 1996 and 2001 editions of the Sinaide Ghi International Watercolor Painting Prize, from the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca, in Rome, where he received Honorable Mentions; the IX Alfredo Zalce Biennial of Painting and Engraving, organized by the Alfredo Zalce Museum of Contemporary Art, in Morelia (2014).

His work is part of important public and private collections. Its presence in the collections of the Luis Nishizawa Workshop Museum, the Museum of the People of Guanajuato, the House of the First Printing House in America, the Casa del Risco Museum, the Museum of Modern Art of the State of Mexico, the Museum of the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit, stands out. Andrés Blaisten Collection, among various national and international cultural institutions. Jorge Obregón has toured the vast territory of the Mexican Republic painting its landscape. His fascination with volcanoes, mountaineering and outdoor painting have taken him to the top of the most notable peaks in Mexico, from where he has poured all his capacity on canvas. His plastic and aesthetic search is intertwined with another of a technical and scientific nature that give his work an unmatched quality.